Memorial Service:
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 11:00am
Hillside Presbyterian Church
2 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Sean Hall, Pastor, officiating

Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

All in attendance must wear a mask. 
The service will be available via live stream at:

Nancy McCurdy died peacefully on January 1, 2021. Born on January 4, 1926, she was the daughter of Ruth Webb McDowell and Alexander McDowell of Jamestown, PA. Raised in Jamestown, she graduated from Jamestown High School in 1944 with studies at Western Reserve University.

One of her most prized childhood memories was participating in the inaugural activities for Pymatuning Dam, dressed as a Spirit of the Waters and riding on the float with Governor Pinchot for this historic event.

Nancy was married to Wells McCurdy from 1947 until his death in 1978. She worked for Thiel College from 1979 to 1989, when she retired.

Between 1983 and 1991, she made five trips to England and Scotland with her sister Jean Amy, brother-in-law Bob Amy and their cousin Bobbie Law. In July 2001, she was inducted into the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame for her unbroken record of 50 years of voting. She was a member of Hillside United Presbyterian Church for 70 years. In 2005, she was named Hillside Presbyterian Woman of the Year. She played in the Women’s Golf League at the Jamestown Golf Course. She was a long-time volunteer for the Good Shepherd thrift store in Greenville. For more than 60 years, she enjoyed entertaining from her home on Sylvan Way. Her greatest pleasure was watching her grandchildren grow and actively participate in their lives.

She is survived by her daughter Madge (Dennis Nichols) of Beaver, PA; son Wells McCurdy of Falls Church, VA; daughter-in-law Christine McCurdy of Greenville; granddaughters Melissa Raber of Pittsburgh, PA, and Elizabeth McCurdy of Greenville; Grandsons Ben Nichols of Atlanta, GA, Todd Nichols of Beaver, PA, Matt Nichols of Sturbridge, MA, and Jonathan McCurdy of Pittsburgh, PA, and 9 great grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wells, son Alexander, and sister Jean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Vicki Miller Coxson Vicki Miller Coxson
    January 5, 2021    

    Well and family
    I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I got to know her when she worked at Thiel with my Mom. She was a wonderful lady.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Dave Clelland Dave Clelland
    January 5, 2021    


    Very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was always good to everyone. Remember the good times.


  3. 'Dave & Wilma Christman 'Dave & Wilma Christman
    January 5, 2021    

    Madge & Wells,
    We extend our sympathy to you both on your mothers passing. We shared the same pew with her for many years at Hillside. Our son Keith sends his sympathy to Wells who graduated with him.
    We will mot be be attending the memorial service since we are avoiding large groups, but we are staying well

  4. Scott Knitter Scott Knitter
    January 5, 2021    

    Dear Wells,

    I offer you and your family sincere condolences on your mother’s passing. I appreciated being able to learn about her here, and she clearly was a remarkable lady. May she rest in peace. In sympathy, Scott K

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 5, 2021    

    Wells, I was sorry to hear about your Mom — what an amazing woman and a life well lived. I hope you are staying well in all of this. You are missed on our team. Gina

  6. Tina Johnson Tina Johnson
    January 5, 2021    

    Dear Wells,

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Mrs. McCurdy. I remember hearing you speak of her occasionally, and I know she was a remarkable woman to have you for a son. Sending warm thoughts and peace to you, your family, and Mrs. McCurdy’s friends.


    Tina Johnson

  7. Chris Manning Chris Manning
    January 5, 2021    

    Wells I am so sorry for your loss. My mom passed away almost two years ago so I know how difficult it is. The team misses you and is with you during your time of sorrow.

    With my deepest condolences,

    Chris Manning

  8. Barb Morgan. Barb Morgan.
    January 5, 2021    

    I am so sorry about Nancy. I loved this lady having worked with her for many years. I lost track in the past few years after deaths in my family and two moves. We had a lot of fun talking and at our breakfast meetings with retirees. She was a special person. I’ll never forget her.

  9. Tom Barton Tom Barton
    January 5, 2021    

    McCurdy family

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs McCurdy was a dear neighbor and kind hearted soul. It seemed like she never aged or slowed down in 40 years we lived next door. She will be missed.

    Barton Family

  10. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 5, 2021    


    Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I enjoyed the stories of your visits home over the years to see your mother and family and how her home was always the center of activity and good times for family and friends alike.

    Sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your family,

    Jorge Parrales

  11. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 5, 2021    

    Wells, it is with sadness that I write this note to you about the passing of your dear Mother. I know from our many conversations about family how much you loved her and how often she will be missed. From her obituary, it is evident that she was of strong character as well as a kind heart. It is evident to all who know you that she passed these attributes on to you. She will live on in your heart and in the heart of all who remember her. My sincere sympathies, my friend, to you and to your family!

    Maryann Piazza

  12. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 6, 2021    

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother.
    Please take care of yourself and your family.

    Narendra Singh

  13. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 6, 2021    

    Wells and family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May your warm and special memories bring much comfort. Doug & Gail Greenlee Moon, GHS72.

  14. Gregory Greenlee Gregory Greenlee
    January 6, 2021    

    Wells and family do so for your loose. Sending warm thoughts and Prayers of Comfort.

  15. Frank and Donna McCurdy Frank and Donna McCurdy
    January 6, 2021    

    Wells, Madge, Denny & family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all on the death of Aunt Nancy. She was a wonderful lady, and was so good to my Mom when she was ill.
    We truly enjoyed our annual visits to Greenville and have many fond memories–We will miss her!
    We are so sorry the current Covid craziness keeps us from paying tribute to Nancy’s memory in person, but please know that we are thinking of you all.
    Frank and Donna

    January 6, 2021    


  17. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 7, 2021    


    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know how you adored her and there will no doubt be a hole in your heart. I will pray for you and your family.

    Jane Drake

  18. Doug and Cindy Glass, Sylvan Way Doug and Cindy Glass, Sylvan Way
    January 7, 2021    

    WE are sorry for your loss. Mrs McCurdy was a good neighbor. I liked the fact that she had so many trees in her yard. She said she was going to keep the sylvan in Sylvan Way……I still smile when I think about it.

  19. Norma Ehrhart Leary Norma Ehrhart Leary
    January 10, 2021    

    Nancy was my lifelong friend. We were toddlers playmates and went through grade school, high school and college together. She was valedictorian of our senior class, played in the band and enjoyed playing tennis. Needless to say I can’t imagine not having her nearby. I loved her and will miss her. So sorry Madge and Wells.

  20. Greg Spencer Greg Spencer
    January 13, 2021    

    I was so sorry to hear about your beloved Mother. She will live on in your heart and your memories.


  21. laurada laurada
    January 19, 2021    

    So sorry for your loss , worked with her at Thiel, she was a very good lady, and she well be missed

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